As of today, the uninsured or under-insured can sign up for coverage through the various exchanges.
There are reports of some glitches keeping some from getting into the system or completing forms.
Despite all the coverage and battles … one report says that 6 out of 10 Americans are still in the dark and confused about the exchange programs and the number of uninformed is even higher among those expected to use the programs.
Under the Affordable Care Act, you can sign up for insurance now and must be registered by December 15 if you want coverage to start January 1, 2014.
It’s always been my belief that we need insurance reform; I believe that couples who provide for their families and are ready to enjoy the “golden years” shouldn’t have everything wiped out by a catastrophic illness; I believe that those with existing conditions or suddenly develop illnesses should not be denied nor stripped of coverage.
We needed insurance reform, but is ACA the answer?
So, how does the following scenario play out of you:
Within a year, millions might have insurance they couldn’t get before or getting insurance at a price much lower than they were paying.
They will be happy, and they will get angry at anyone who tries to take away or cut what they have acquired. (Similar to reactions every time there’s the slightest talk of cutting or altering Social Security.)
That means if Republicans are still fighting this program, they will become the lightning rod and all the rhetoric and battles will begin to “backfire” on the GOP … making Democrats even stronger.
You agree with that scenario … or disagree?